Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
August 29, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | The 2014 Breakfast on the Farm programs will soon be completed, and it is time for interested farm families to apply to host a 2015 event.
August 29, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A single brown marmorated stink bug adult and two nymphs were caught near Stevensville, Michigan during the week of Aug. 22-29, 2014.
August 28, 2014 | Jim Isleib | Low cost land and a laidback lifestyle may seem appealing, but the basics of successful farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the same as everywhere else: careful planning, efficient use of resources, adaptability, commitment and good luck.
August 28, 2014 | Phil Tocco | A critical part of ensuring food safe water for produce growing is performing a water system risk assessment. It is often helpful to create a checklist to ensure that the assessment looks at the same criteria each time it is performed.
August 27, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the amount of produce food safety paperwork generated by growers, it is easy to forget how long to keep something. Growers should know the standard minimum length to keep food safety records based on the Food Safety Modernization Act.
August 27, 2014 | Rufus Isaacs | Scout now to determine presence or absence of leafroll virus and its vector, mealybugs.
August 27, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Southwest Michigan Hispanic Grower Cooperation improving profitability through farmer educational knowledge
August 27, 2014 | Mary Dunckel | In an effort to connect consumers to Michigan farmers, Michigan State University Extension teamed up with Neiman’s Family Market to provide shoppers with a glimpse of a few farmers behind the food.
August 26, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | If humid conditions persist, Botrytis pressure may be high this year. Remove leaves from around grape clusters and protect clusters with effective fungicides.
August 26, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | Participate in a fungicide-resistance survey for Botrytis in grapes.
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Date: Sep 4, 2014
Location: 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Sep 5, 2014
Location: Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Campus, 710 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Date: Sep 7, 2014
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School